Research InstitutionsDFG Research Units

A Research Unit funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is made up of a team of outstanding researchers of the university, partly in cooperation with scientists and scholars of other institutions, working together on an intensive, medium-term research project (generally for six years, from October 2018: up to eight years). Research Units often contribute to establishing new research directions.

Participation of Heidelberg University

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Research UnitFunding PeriodCoordinating UniversityParticipating Institute at Heidelberg University
Research UnitFunding PeriodCoordinating UniversityParticipating Institute at Heidelberg University
FOR 1700
Metallic nanowires on the atomic scale: Electronic and vibrational coupling in real world systems
ends 31.07.2019
2nd funding period
Leibniz Universität HannoverKirchhoff-Institute for Physics (KIP)
FOR 2247
From few to many-body physics with dipolar quantum gases
ends 31.05.2019
1st funding period
Leibniz Universität HannoverInstitute for Physics
FOR 2290
Understanding Intramembrane Proteolysis
ends 30.09.2021
1st funding period
TUM School of Life Science WeihenstephanCenter for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)
FOR 2544
Blue Planets around Red Stars – Scientific Exploitation of the CARMENES Survey
01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020
1st funding period
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Centre for Astronomy Heidelberg
  • Landessternwarte (LSW)
FOR 2634
Planet Formation Witnesses and Probes: Transition Discs
01.08.2017 – 31.07.2020
1st funding period
University of Munich (LMU)
  • Center for Astronomy Heidelberg(ZAH)
  • Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
FOR 2694
Large-Scale and High-Resolution Mapping of Soil Moisture on Field and Catchment Scales – Boosted by Cosmic-Ray Neutrons
01.11.2018 – 31.10.2021
1st funding period
University of PotsdamInstitute for Physics